Our commercial units
Our larger industrial units can range from 8kVA to 30kVA and above for small office systems, and up to 2MVA for large office complexes, data centres and manufacturing plants.
Where large battery banks supporting a UPS need to be avoided because of space limitations, cost or weight, or where runtimes of more than half a day are required, a generator is usually the best solution for long-term standby power.
Selection of Generators
Many people miscalculate when trying to size the generator power they require. This can be a daunting process and, without expert knowledge, can create an expensive problem. Factors such as surge current, synchronisation, harmonics, operating temperature and future capacity need to be considered.
UPS System’s experienced sales engineers can provide all the guidance required to match the right generator to your business needs. They will take into account current usage, any future expansion plans and can provide guidance and help on site location, planning applications and installation from the provision of a mounting plinth through to cabling, installation and commissioning.
Generator fuels - Diesel or natural gas
Diesel is the most common fuel used in generators due to its low flammability and stability over time. Natural gas generators are also commonly available and although the engine is slightly de-rated to accommodate the lower calorific value of gas vs. diesel these are as equally effective as standby power solutions where it is the right match for a particular installation.
In cases where it’s not possible to situate an oil tank nearby, nor use natural gas, then bottled gas is an alternative.
Meeting regulatory requirements
Current UK fuel storage regulations are often difficult to interpret and act upon correctly to meet current guidelines. Determining if your current system is fully compliant can also be a challenge in itself.
For more information on current fuel storage regulations for generators click here.
UPS Systems have many years of expertise in the safe supply and installation of generators and fuel storage systems. Familiar with current legislation and regulations, we can advise on any measures which need to be put in place to ensure you comply with all current legislation.